Join Colin Salter, author of ‘Science is Beautiful: Botanical Life’ at Edinburgh Science Festival
07/04/2019 2:00 pm – 07/04/2019 3:00 pm | Science Buildings: Lecture Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh EH3 5NZ
Through the ages plants have been associated with beauty. Microscopes reveal that what’s true of plants in our everyday experience is also true of their micro-structure. Things that are invisible to the naked eye turn out to be stunningly beautiful.
Join Colin Salter, author of Science is Beautiful: Botanical Life and botanist Dr Louis Ronse De Craene for a journey into the inner workings of plants. The event is part of Edinburgh Science Festival, one of Europe’s largest festivals celebrating science and technology that takes place between 6th April 2019 and 21st April 2019.
The plant world has always been appreciated for its visual appeal, but its true beauty can be revealed when you look under the electron microscope. Science is Beautiful: Botanical Life unearths some of the most wonderful microscopic images of flowers, trees and grasses ever created, now made possible by technology. We get to see the wonder of pollen, seeds, petals, algae and leaves. The images are as beautiful as any art.
Colin Salter is the co-author of Everything You Need to Know About Inventions. He is a history and science writer with a fascination for how things work, and how they used to work. He has written about everything, including the private lives of marine gastropods. His contributions to Chambers’ Biographical Dictionary include the entries for 500 living scientists.
When: Sunday 7th April 2019, 2pm to 3pm
Where: Science Buildings: Lecture Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Arboretum Pl,
Edinburgh EH3 5NZ
For more information and to book tickets, please visit the Edinburgh Science Festival website.
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